Just released at the end of June is the first single from London’s STILL CORNERS on the Sub Pop label, which is where their full length “Creatures of an Hour” will come from later this year.
Filling out this single are two songs, both of which will be included on the eventual tracklisting of “Creatures of an Hour”. First up is “Cuckoo”, where you’ll quickly meet a disorienting strobe light texture that perpetually dominates the song. This makes way for a subtle burst of glowing guitar ghastliness, sounding totally spectral and fits more than perfectly into this absolutely delusional hallucination. At this point, it’s no doubt that this mirage-like track will bring you back again and again for more teeth-sinking misconception (and that’s before we even make it to the B-side).
On the flip side, “Endless Summer” features more quivering textures to drive the track from the bottom up, revealing a beaming ray of confusion made up by Tessa Murray’s breathy, spiritual voice that may leave you in shock. Things continue to calmly ride out on sweeping organ hazes and clanky, cloudy drumming, eventually exposing a threatening glare of guitar fuzz that closes out an equally brooding and haunting track of unforeseen intensity. So if that wasn’t enough to seal up your interest, then there’s not much else we can do, although we do suggest you give it another spin.
Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am anxiously awaiting their debut LP from Sub Pop. Clearly all the labels out there save the best music for summer – something I’m slowly but surely learning after nearly two years of doing this. At this rate (judging by all of the material last week and everything else we’ve got in store for you), it’s going to be memorable summer of music.
Endless Summer –
My Rating: 8.8/10
Genre/ Tags: Dream Pop, Ethereal, Ambient
Cuckoo 7″: Tracklist:
2.) Endless Summer